When choosing a sweeper, it is important to select a model adapted to the surface that needs to be cleaned and the applicable constraints.
Manufacturers indicate two very important parameters in the technical specifications of their models:
- The working width generally depends on the size of the machine and corresponds to the width that is swept with each passage of the machine.
- A cleaning capacity in square meters per hour which corresponds to the theoretical area that the machine can sweep in an hour, depending on the working width and driving speed. This capacity correlated with the machine’s autonomy makes it possible to determine the surface that can be swept without needing to recharge the battery as well as the time required by the operator to carry out this task.
When choosing a machine you must then take into account the working width adapted to the area that needs to be cleaned keeping in mind its layout (size, aisle width, etc.) and the cleaning capacity required to carry out the work. To make things simpler, some manufacturers indicate directly which area sizes their models are recommended for. Another factor to take into account is the motor type, electric motor or combustion engine, the latter being reserved for external sweeping because of the harmful emissions.